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Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter / Tom Clavin.

Clavin, Thomas (author).
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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch LARGE.PRINT BIOGRAPHY HICKOCK, BILL (Text) 37516002045780 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
Ligonier PL - Ligonier LP 978 C (Text) 73571200169482 Large Print Adult Nonfiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW LP 978 CLA (Text) 70743000167772 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 978.02 CLAV (Text) 39231033530821 New Large Print Collection Checked out 07/01/2019
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 921 HICKOK (Text) 78731000509503 New NF Checked out 06/27/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432862312
  • ISBN: 1432862316
  • Physical Description: 455 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

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In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, Missouri, the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. He crossed paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi. Wild Bill also fell in love -- multiple times -- before marrying the true love of his life, Agnes Lake, the impresario of a traveling circus. He would be buried however, next to fabled frontierswoman Calamity Jane. Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that surfaced. Once, in a bar in Nebraska, he was confronted by four men, three of whom he killed in the ensuing gunfight. A famous Harper's Magazine article credited Hickok with slaying 10 men that day; by the 1870s, his career-long kill count was up to 100. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game. Bestselling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story.
Subject: Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876.
Peace officers > West (U.S.) > Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) > Biography.
West (U.S.) > History > 1860-1890.
Genre: Large type books.

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